Bill Shorten, a likely future Prime Minister, is disingenuous in this embarrassingly desperate defense of the current Prime Minister. It reads like a perfectly nice reference, for someone applying for a promotion from general clerk to specialist administrator. We do, I think, expect more of our Prime Ministers than this; and more than this banal defense of the status quo from a Prime Minister in waiting.
The PM is as emotionally intelligent (calm and modest) and as warm as anyone I have met in public life. At the same time, Julia Gillard has an eye for detail and a tremendous grasp of the bigger picture.Julia a true leader with deep strength
Perhaps most importantly, she is in the job for the right reasons - for the country and not herself.